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CSPAN
Dec 15, 2012 10:00am EST
by republican strategists within the beltway, some people that you know about, that you've heard about, mr. rove and i keep saying this because everybody says, "i wish you'd go back to karl rove's concept of the big tent." now, for karl rove, the big tent is big, but it's empty -- [laughter] because it's just to talk about the economy, talk about the economy, talk about the economy, don't talk about immigration. we went into nevada. people said, "don't talk about social issues. don't talk about immigration," and i said, "i'm going to talk about social issues, and i'm going to talk about immigration." we need -- the problem was that they thought that -- the strategists thought the republican candidates to win the primary, you have to move to the extreme right on immigration. you have to sound like a restrictionist and that is wrong. every study shows the american people, republicans and democrats, support immigration reform. he could have had a much more constructive message from the beginning of the primary, and i think he would have been much more competitive in the general election. now, i'm n
CSPAN
Dec 1, 2012 2:00pm EST
for the roving ambassador for the rule of law. -- sent for the roving ambassador for the rule of law. in china, they do not have that top-down arrangement. what has been happening is that there has been a lot of foment in society of scholars, ordinary chinese citizens talking about the chinese constitution, invoking it, saying that it means something. code gaining political traction. -- gaining political traction. they may go into court, they're thrown out of court because there is no judicial review. but the coverage of the constitutional claims has an effect. changing the policy. we have seen it in a lot of discrimination cases. there are whole bunch of examples that i would discuss in more detail, but the point i am using to illustrate is how people outside of government are sometimes able to give force to block, even though the legal institutions do not -- law, even though the legal institutions do not. this is a fascinating area of the legal reform taking place in china. it is connected to the development overtime of a culture of law within chinese society. at the bedrock, it is not just
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